Review: WASPS-Future Endeavours


Despite, early beginnings WASPS have wasted no time in cementing their position within the Northern Irish music scene. Having a busy and successful year throughout 2016, the duo certainly created a ‘buzz’ supporting the likes of Making Monsters, Sister Ghost and Anto and the Echoes.  After bonding over the fact they both had matching tattoos, Danny McClelland and Charlie Cairns soon realised they had a lot more in common and decided to form a band. This chance encounter at a local gig was to be the beginning of explosive rock-math duo WASPS

Releasing their first track, ‘Godzilla is dead’, late last year the song was met with a lot of excitement from already eager fans. Helping to add to the hype surrounding the band, the duo recently played their first headline show at Voodoo Belfast. Their new song ‘Future Endeavours’ which was released on March 17th is bursting with energy. With infectious vocals from Danny McClelland coupled with Charlies Cairns impassioned drums ensures that this is going to be WASPS first big hit of the year.

While there is strong hints of their predecessors, ASIWYFA, the addition of McClelland’s punk vocals have helped make the song more accessible to fans. The complex composition of the song with its evolving time signatures and playing has helped highlight the maturity in the bands musicianship.

Working alongside Soluanire Productions the band unveiled their brand new video for Future Endeavours earlier this week. With such significant lyrics both Danny and Charlie wanted to make sure that this was portrayed in the video. Emphasising the message that if you are ever struggling with mental health or any other issues to know that you are not alone and that your friends are here for you.

Check out their  song here !!

Author: Aine Cronin-McCartney

Freelance Presenter BBC Introducing // New Music Journalist Blogger // Vlogger

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